Liberal pressure wins again as Fox News host Sean Hannity announced on his show that he would back off talking about the Seth Rich conspiracy theory.
So Hannity backs off Seth Rich story (for now) – "not discussing this matter at this time" pic.twitter.com/DoeVOWPDQk
— Marcus Baram 🔎👣💸 (@mbaram) May 24, 2017
Hannity claimed that he was doing this out of respect for the Rich family:
Sean Hannity backs off Seth Rich story: “Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time.” pic.twitter.com/siYRroqRF5
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) May 24, 2017
The reality is that Fox News pulled a story off of their website that was based on the Rich conspiracy, and Hannity was feeling pressure from liberal groups and freaking out about losing his job. Hannity was pushing the conspiracy that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the real hacker of the DNC emails, not the Russian government. Hannity was throwing his weight behind the conspiracy to protect his pal, Donald Trump.
At the end of the day, Hannity realized that if he loses his job at Fox News, he will fall off the face of the Earth and be irrelevant. When faced with protecting Trump or saving his own skin, Sean Hannity picked his cushy Fox News gig over the scandal-riddled president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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